How to Fix Not Working in Minecraft

Over the years, Minecraft has grown to become one of the world’s most popular games. It is very popular to both kids as well as adults, making it one of the most stream content on Twitch and YouTube. Developed by Sweden-based Mojang Studios alongside Xbox Game Studios, Other Ocean Interactive and 4J Studios, the game currently has over 10,000,000 downloads on Google Play Store alone.

With the popularity of the game, the developer is constantly working to improve on it. This means that the game is constantly updated with new features. As you may well know, sometimes, these features come with bugs. Recently, users of the game have been complaining about facing restriction issue that is preventing users from signing in. The said issue, reads Not Working. The is designed to help Minecraft players, connect and enjoy a better gaming experience with other players using different gaming consoles or devices.

In this post, we shall be looking at how we can fix this issue. We will be looking at how you can fix the issue on your Playstation device, Nintendo Switch and on PC/Laptops. This post will be a guide so you can enjoy connecting and playing Minecraft with your friends and loved ones.

What Means?

As we earlier mentioned above, this makes it possible for other players to connect to Minecraft from other devices. That is, it allow users of devices such as PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC as well as smartphone owners to connect and play Minecraft with with Xbox players. This provides a seamless interaction between all these devices for a better gaming experience.

Causes of Error?

There are severer issues that may lead to the error, appearing on your device. Some of which includes;

  • Trying to setup cross-play engine for the first time on a new console.
  • Corrupted game files and
  • Changing your device and not setting up properly

Ways to Fix

There are different methods of fixing this issue and we are going to try and list them below.

Method 1: Using Microsoft Sign in Code

Foe this method to work,

  • Open or launch Minecraft, then click on “Sign-in access multiplayer” option and link your Microsoft account.
  • Next is to click on the link and enter the code you’ve received in the message.
  • Open any browser and login your Microsoft account at
  • Then, in a new tab in the same browser, open ““.
  • Now insert the code in the new window and click on the Next button.
  • On the next page, agree to the terms and conditions and press Yes.

The error message should disappear after trying the above method. Just in case the problem is still there, you can try out the steps a few more times.

Method 2: Restarting Your Device

This method should be the first and one of the easiest ways to fix the not working issue. Simply restarting your device and check to see if the problem has been fixed.

Method 3: Check To See If You Are Login On Other Devices

If you have tried the two methods above, then check to see if you are still logged in on other device. All you need to do, is to log out from all previous devices and log in to your new one. This should help fix the issue.

Method 4: Deleting Minecraft Saved Data

Another method of solving the issue, is by deleting your Minecraft saved data. This is because, some file may have been corrupted. So, you just have to delete and relaunch your game again.

Method 5: Creating A New Microsoft Account

If you have tried all the above methods and you are still having the same issue, then you might try creating a new Microsoft account and use the same to log in.

Fixing not working Issue on PS4

For PS4 users, you can easily fix fix not working on your device by launching Minecraft and signing in your Microsoft account. Enter your 8-digit code and then go to and follow the on-screen instructions.

Fixing not working Issue on Switch

On Nintendo Switch, it might continue to display the error whenever you try to insert the code in the website and log you out. Just keep trying to log in again and again and the problem will be solved.

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